SWITCH Lighting, makers of true LED replacement bulbs in 40W, 60W and 75W equivalents, announced today that the SWITCH 3-Way, one of a select group of CES “Best of Innovations,” will make its public debut at CES. The bulb is the first and only 25/50/75 watt-equivalent LED bulb for use in three-way lighting fixtures.
The SWITCH 3-Way was announced a “Best of Innovations” honoree in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies product category in October at the 2013 International CES Press Preview, a sneak peek for journalists to see the hottest upcoming technology products. The SWITCH 3-Way and all other must-see technology products for 2013, can be viewed in person at the CES Innovations Showcase from Jan. 8-11..
“We’re thrilled to be back in Las Vegas as one of the CES ‘Best of Innovations’ honorees,” says Tracy Bilbrough, CEO of SWITCH Lighting. “The SWITCH 3-Way is the first LED bulb that works in three-way lighting fixtures to produce three levels of light. It’s a technical achievement truly deserving of accolades for innovation in our industry. We’re especially proud to unveil it for the first time at the country’s premier consumer technology event and giving attendees an exclusive preview.”
The SWITCH 3-Way design provides the same warm, familiar glow of an incandescent, while using up to 80 per cent less energy and offering the convenience of a three-way bulb. The three power settings give users control over the amount of light, ambiance, and energy used, with no changes in color temperature. For the first time, users can select different levels of lighting (low, medium, and high) for different applications and moods at the flip of a switch on a table or floor lamp.
Like all of SWITCH’s full family of LED bulbs, the SWITCH 3-Way uses the company’s patented LQD Cooling System – the most advanced and effective thermal management system on the market today. The LQD Cooling System is a blend of the company’s overall electronic design and proprietary technologies: a coolant made of liquid silicone, and a patented, highly efficient and reliable electronic driver. SWITCH is up to 40 per cent more effective at diffusing heat and cooling LEDs than air-cooled bulbs.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). As producers of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, CEA is the authority for recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The “Best of Innovations” honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores.
CES Attendees can see SWITCH’s 3-Way technology at CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS, the official press event of CES, from 4-7 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 6, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C.
About SWITCH Lighting
SWITCH Lighting is dedicated to innovative design and technologies that create cost-effective, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for consumers and businesses. SWITCH Lighting is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and supported by Cradle to Cradle writer and sustainability expert Bill McDonough. The company is privately held (incorporated as Switch Bulb Company, Inc.) and headquartered in San Jose, California. For the latest information about SWITCH Lighting and SWITCH products, please visit http://www.switchlightingco.com/.
About VantagePoint Capital Partners
VantagePoint Capital Partners is a global leader in financing and supporting transformative companies primarily focused on energy innovation and efficiency. With a best-in-class investment team of business and scientific experts, a broad network of corporate Strategic Partners, accomplished Senior Advisors, and more than $4 billion in committed capital, the Firm has the resources and talent to build important, industry-leading companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, VantagePoint has active investments in over 70 companies, including award-winning leaders BrightSource Energy, Liquid Robotics, Genomatica, MiaSolé, SWITCH Lighting, Serious Energy, Bridgelux, Solazyme, Trilliant, Tendril and Better Place. For more information, visit www.vpcp.com.